• Joshua Kelley

  • RB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 24
  • 0 lbs
  • 0' 0"
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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

LAC RB Joshua Kelley - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Joshua Kelley, who was a healthy scratch in two of the Chargers' final four games, was a bit of a disappointment as a rookie. As CBSSports.com noted, his fall from fantasy grace came precipitously as Kelley saw 47 touches in his first three games as a complement to Austin Ekeler before yielding time to Justin Jackson and then Kalen Ballage as the season progressed. By the time Ekeler (quad) returned from a multi-month absence, Kelley had completely fallen out of the rotation in favor of Ballage despite the two having similarly modest yards-per-carry averages. Looking ahead, the UCLA product could have a chance to increase his role in his second NFL season with a new coaching regime on board. That the Chargers have more invested in him (a 2020 fourth-rounder) than in Jackson (and with Ballage moving on to Pittsburgh via free agency), could work in Kelley's favor.

Fantasy Downside
The Chargers drafted running back Larry Rountree in the sixth round with the thought of him serving as a key special teamer in his rookie season. But USA Today reports that in the eyes of NFL evaluators, the team might have something more valuable.

2021 Bottom Line
Whatever the case, fantasy managers looking to invest in the second piece of this backfield should only do so if they're confident the role is there.

2021 Strength of Schedule - LAC

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
7
@WAS
26
DAL
24
@KC
30
LV
12
CLE
13
@BAL
BYE21
NE
9
@PHI
23
MIN
6
PIT
22
@DEN
27
@CIN
18
NYG
24
KC
31
@HOU
22
DEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

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